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Professor Rebecca Langlands



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Rebecca Langlands is Associate Professor in Classics, with particular interests in Latin literature and Roman culture, ethics, the history of sexuality and Classical Reception. She is the author of Sexual Morality in Ancient Rome (CUP 2006) and Exemplary Ethics in Ancient Rome (CUP forthcoming).


She writes the Latin literature review for the journal Greece and Rome, a twice-yearly round-up of all that has been published in the field over the previous six months.


In collaboration with Dr Kim Peters (Psychology) she is leading an interdisciplinary project Heroes and Leaders: How Role Models Shape Lives involving colleagues from across the university in Humanities and Social Sciences. The project kicked off with an interdisciplinary workshop Heroes and Leaders: Exemplarity and Identity on 26th and 27th March 2013 (supported by HASS strategy funds).


Working within the Centre for Medical History, she is the co-director with Prof. Kate Fisher (History) of the research project Sexual Knowledge, Sexual History, and also of the award-winning Sex and History project, which works with museums, schools, charities and young people throughout the South West to promote empowering discussion of contemporary sexual issues, which has just launched a sex education resource for Key Stages 4 and 5. She has co-curated the exhibition Intimate Worlds which is currently open at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter until June 29th 2014